WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)
WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) seeks to deploy an expert in clinical management of COVID-19 (with ICU experience) to Timor-Leste. We are looking for a mid-long term assignment – ASAP, for minimum of 3 months and up to 6 months.
We are looking for a skilled and experienced colleague in the management of severe and critical cases of Covid-19 (including ventilator support, if indicated), and mentoring and supervising middle-grade and junior-grade doctors in the management of severe and critical cases of Covid-19. The incumbent will provide technical support to the incident management teams, Ministry of Health (MOH) and other partners in strengthening case management and response activities, overseeing and monitoring implementation care and needs for management of affected populations, throughout the full cycle of the incident. The incumbent will currently assist Vera Cruz isolation/treatment center and other quarantine and isolation facilities, as and when required for the COVID-19 preparedness and response.
Deployment options include:
1. GOARN expert under regular GOARN conditions ($1 contract to acquire UN privileges during the deployment, per-diem as per UN scale in-duty country (93 USD/day in Timor-Leste), return flights, and health insurance). This assumes that the expert retains his/her remuneration from current employer.
2. In the event that a suitable individual is keen to be deployed but unable due to potential financial hardship or loss of income, we may be able to provide additional assistance. This would be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
1. Support incident management with needs assessments and liaise with technical units in establishing needs of the affected population in regard to case management including referral pathways.
2. Provide technical advice on all issues related to case management, critically reviewing, analyzing and using evidence-based data for setting up or adapting case management tools, interventions and approaches.
3. Develop systems and procedures for emergency triage at healthcare facilities.
4. Support the response teams in instituting appropriate case management measures; provide training to the healthcare workers, hospital management and auxiliaries.
5. Support to the national and local health authorities to develop and communicate messages with the medical and health communities on clinical features and effective behaviours.
6. Provide technical advice to the logistics team in the specification and quantity estimations supplies, medications and PPE etc.
7. Coordinate with HQ desks and technical unit (Epidemic Clinical Management, WHE/IHM/EXN and Emergency Medical Teams) and other clinical partners to document clinical features and case management of the patients, identify gaps and recommend corrective actions.
8. When applicable, contribute to coordination and case management meetings with MoH and clinical partners/EMTs, including case reviews and quality assurance meetings and visits.
9. Ensure close coordination between clinical management and laboratory response.
10. Contribute to maintaining an overview of the health-related situation in the country, analyze and synthesize incoming field information on treatment, health facilities, and health workers, ensure that updates are provided on a regular and timely basis to all levels of the response.
11. Where required, provide technical advice on the establishment/strengthening of isolation facilities based on standard guidelines and principles for infection prevention and control as deemed necessary.
12. Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Please send your questions and/or CV through to
Victor Del Rio Vilas
Technical Officer GOARN
WHO SEARO email@example.com
Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist or Senior Medical
Remuneration value up to $411,049 p.a., comprising salary between $155,589 – $227,843 p.a. (L13–L27), motor vehicle allowance, professional development allowance, professional development leave 3.6 weeks p.a., professional indemnity cover and private practice arrangements. Overtime and on-call allowances will be negotiated with the successful applicant upon appointment. Superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%) will be applied additionally to the total remuneration value. (Permanent Full Time, 80 hours p.f.) (Applications will remain current for 12 months)
Duties: The Staff Specialist/Senior Medical Officer (Intensive Care) provides specialist intensive care medical services in the Division of Critical Care. Assist the Clinical Director (Intensive Care) and General Manager (Division of Critical Care) to ensure clinical services provided are of the highest standard and delivered in an efficient and effective manner. Assist with the education and supervision of trainees and other medical staff, medical students, allied health and nursing staff.